ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Surrey Docks, Canals and Wharfs
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ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Postby kiwi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:41 am

Columbia Wharf & Horn Stairs,Rotherhithe,1937..jpg
Columbia Wharf & Horn Stairs,Rotherhithe, 1937.
Globe Wharf rice mill. Rotherhithe St.1921..jpg
Globe Wharf Rice Mill,Rotherhithe St.1921.

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Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Postby kiwi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:06 am

Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe.
The deal porters were a specialist group of worker’s in London’s docks, most of the deal porters worked in Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe, which specialised in timber.
They handled baulks of softwood or "deal", stacking them up to 60 feet (18 m) high in quayside warehouses They were eventually rendered obsolete by the 1940s as mechanisation provided a better and cheaper way of moving timber cargo, and less arduous jobs became available elsewhere.
Deal Porters,Surrey Docks,1931..jpg
Deal Porters, Surrey Docks,1931.
Surrey Commercial Docks,1945-1965..jpg
Surrey Commercial Docks,1945-1965.

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Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:09 am

HOPE & BOMBAY WHARFS ROTHERHITHE 1937..jpg
1937.

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Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Postby kiwi » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:20 pm

The word WHARF; translates to Warehouse at River Front.
Upper Globe Wharf Rotherhithe St..jpg
Upper Globe Wharf Rotherhithe St.
1937 Rotherhithe Street, Wharfs.jpg
1937 Rotherhithe Street, Wharfs

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Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:56 pm

SURREY COMMERCIAL DOCKS 1922.jpg
SURREY COMMERCIAL DOCKS 1922
Surrey Dockers,Tea Break..jpg
Surrey Dockers,Tea Break

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Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:28 pm

WHARF 1.jpg
UPPER ORDNANCE WHARF, ROTHERHITHE.
WHARF 2.jpg
IN LATER YEARS.

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Mills and Knight's Dock, Rotherhithe Street.

Postby kiwi » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:37 am

Mills and Knight managed the dock from 1890 to 1960 and dealt solely in repairs, in particular for the General Steam Navigation Co based in Deptford. RYE-ARC acquired the yard in 1960, but despite plans for modernisation, ceased trading in 1968 when it was clear there was no further future for ship repairs in Rotherhithe.
mills.jpg
Mills and Knight's Dock, Rotherhithe Street
mills 2.jpg
The Engine Room at Nelson Dock on Rotherhithe Street

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HOPE SUFFERANCE WHARF.

Postby kiwi » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:40 am

Hope Sufferance Wharf and Granary, Rotherhithe village, 1850 - 2014
There are three buildings that make up the Hope Wharf enterprise: one with a Thames frontage, and two others facing onto St Mary Rotherhithe Street, which changed function over time but were originally storage and stables.
Hope Sufferance Wharf,Rotherhithe St,2015..jpg
Hope Sufferance Wharf,Rotherhithe St,2015
Hope Wharf,Rotherhithe..jpg
Hope Wharf today, with the tower of St Mary Rotherhithe
clearly in the background to the left of the photograph,
and the red hoist or crane just visible to the right.
Hope Wharf today, with the tower of St Mary Rotherhithe
clearly in the background to the left of the photograph,
and the red hoist or crane just visible to the right.
HOPE.jpg
Hope Wharf in 1979 showing the overhead connecting
walkways, the 1930s hoist and the walkway
that leads to Rotherhithe village.

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Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Postby kiwi » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:23 am

This is a message from a Mr Harry Pocock. Though adjusted I feel that his story is worth posting, to me it gives life to the picture and a little bit of history on Pocock’s in Rotherhithe also information.
My Great Grandfather, Henry Pocock kept The Jolly Waterman Pub as well as the Barge Builders and Dry Docks (Pococks) that were adjacent to it. My Grandfather, Percy Pocock, was a pilot on the Thames. I have a pewter pint pot here, inscribed H.Pocock, Jolly Waterman, Rotherhithe that my father, David Pocock, left to me in his will. My Father put my Grandfathers ashes into The River Thames, which would have been about 1966 or 7 and I did the same honour for my father nearly 30 years later.
POCOCKS. ROTHERHITHE STREET.jpg
POCOCKS. ROTHERHITHE STREET.

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Re: ROTHERHITHE,WHARFS & DOCKS.

Postby kiwi » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:27 pm

Howland Great Wet Dock was working as early as 1697—It was later renamed Greenland Dock & Specialised in cargoes of timber. The Surreys closed 1970 & a period of dereliction preceded a rebirth as a series of new residential neighbourhoods with Greenland Dock retaining its waters for a variety of aquatic leisure pursuits.
Howland Great Wet Dock ,Rotherhithe,1717..jpg
Howland Great Wet Dock ,Rotherhithe,1717
Greenland Dock 1990.jpg
Greenland Dock 1990.
Surrey Commercial Docks c 1908.jpg
Surrey Commercial Docks c 1908.


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